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Support for ASTAP and NINA in APPM have been finished. A few details need to be sorted out before it will be released, but it should not be much longer.
From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of ap@CaptivePhotons.com
Sent: Saturday, June 26, 2021 10:24 AM
Subject: [ap-gto] AP1100 coming, least hassle plate solver?
I have an AP1100GTO-AE coming hopefully very soon. My understanding for modeling is I will need software to
build a model with APPM, and that I need some combination of Pinpoint, TSX, SGP plus camera control (though it
appears so long as I have ASCOM that's covered, it's a ASI6200MM I would be using). If it matters I got the
RAPAS, no keypad, and will be using it with setup and teardown nightly.
I have a MyT now I will be selling, so while I have TSX it will go with the mount.
I use NINA for session manager and hope/plan to keep doing so. My understanding is one day, maybe, APPM
will support ASTAP but not yet, and probably not before I need something.
What is the shortest and simplest path to satisfy APPM with the understanding I really do not care to use that path
for imaging. I.e. if I buy TXS, SGP or Pinpoint it will just be for APPM, and not for regular use during imaging. At
least that's my hope, that I can do that.
I could keep TSX for a while but it's not worth it, since I plan to sell the mount. With no release date announced for
ASTAP I think I need to plan on having to buy one of those three.
I realize I could get trials, experiment with all of them once I get the mount and see how they work, but my guess is
99% of their features are irrelevant if all I want is plate solving.
So I'm hoping you folks can save me some trouble -- what's the shortest, simplest path here. I think all of these
are in the few hundred dollar range, so in the scope of things it is not about cost, it is that I have so many other
things to learn getting started I just want the simplest solution.